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Elevation: 7,740 ft 2,359 m
GPS: 48.51548, -120.65874
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Liberty Bell is the striking northern summit of the Liberty Bell massif, a group that includes Concord Tower as well as the Early Winter Spires. The east face is home to the famous Liberty Bell Crack, while the south west face is home to the moderate and popular Beckey route. The summit of Liberty Bell was first reached in 1946 by Fred Beckey, Jerry O'Neil and Charles Welsh after a 17 mile approach, prior to construction of the North Cascades Highway. The summit is at 7720'.

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For routes on the east side of Liberty Bell, park at an overlook just above the hairpin turn on the east side of Washington Pass. For routes on the west side, park at the Blue Lakes Trail head, 1 mile west of Washington Pass(NW Forest Pass required).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Liberty Bell

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5+ 6C+
 11
Live Free or Die!™
Trad, Boulder, Alpine 11 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 523
Beckey Route (SW Face)
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
Rapple Grapple
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Overexposure
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 124
Northwest Face
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Liberty Traverse
Trad, Alpine 26 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 13
Freedom Rider
Trad, Alpine 14 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
NW Face Var. (Remsberg Variation)
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C2
 132
Liberty Crack
Trad, Aid, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 21
Serpentine Crack
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Freedom or Death
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
The Independence Route
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 14
Liberty and Injustice for All
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 47
Thin Red Line
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Liberty Crack (Free)
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Live Free or Die!™
 11
V5+ 6C+ Trad, Boulder, Alpine 11 pitches
Beckey Route (SW Face)
 523
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Rapple Grapple
 89
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Overexposure
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Northwest Face
 124
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Liberty Traverse
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 26 pitches
Freedom Rider
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 14 pitches
NW Face Var. (Remsberg Vari…
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Liberty Crack
 132
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C2 Trad, Aid, Alpine 12 pitches
Serpentine Crack
 21
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Freedom or Death
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
The Independence Route
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Liberty and Injustice for All
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Thin Red Line
 47
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Liberty Crack (Free)
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
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